Panning across VISTA’s view of Messier 78

This video takes a close-up look at a richly detailed new view of the star formation region Messier 78, in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. As well as the blue regions of reflected light from the hot young stars the image also shows streams of dark dust and the red jets emerging from stars in the process of formation.


ESO/N. Risinger ( Music: Mylonite Recordz Production

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Release date:5 October 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1635
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:M 78, Messier 78

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